Minutes of the Johnson City Lions Club Regular Meeting October 1st, 2020


The Johnson City Lions Club met for its regular meeting on Thursday October 1, 2020 at 12 noon at the Johnson City Country Club.  Present at the meeting were Lions Brian Powell (President), Don Raines, Ed Gibbons, Jerry Lonon, Ken Gough, George Winton, Steve Campbell and Doris Kaifa (secretary), and guests Chaitra, Sathvik and Dhruv Ramu.

The meeting was called to order by President Brian Powell.   Ed Gibbons led the opening prayer. Prayers were offered for sick members (Judy Vanlandinghan, Clem Wilkes and Dennis Power) and all members during this uncertain time.

George Winton won the drawing and donated the money to the Turtle Derby.

Lion Ed was accompanied by guests Sathvik Ramu, 14 years old from University High school, Johnson City, along with his mother, Chaitra, and little brother, Dhruv. They will be volunteering at the Turtle Derby, and Sathvik will be helping with eyeglass recycling.

The president asked the Tail Twister to tell a joke.  Don Raines (Tail twister) turned to Google Siri for a clean joke.

President Brian Power read a letter from Leader of Dogs for The Blind Program. A motion was passed to give $500 to the Leader of Dogs for The Blind Program, as budgeted

President Brian Powell presented Dr. Judaun Alison with the Melvin Jones Award for her many years of excellent service in Lionism, and in particular mentioned her work during the recent Vision Van eye screening.

The District Governor will be visiting the club on November 5th, 2020.

President Brian Powell asked for updates from the various committees.

Don Raines (Tail Twister) and George Winton give an update on the Turtle Derby.  The Derby is going to be held at the Boys & Girls club on October 10th at 10 am.  Set up starting at 8:30am.

Ken Gough states that the fall trip to Roanoke for eye glasses recycling has been cancelled due to restrictions on the number of people allowed in the building.

Lion Ed announced that the Unicoi County school system has requested use of our eye exam camera. The club voted that they can used the camera.

Lion Ed will be ordering pecans which should arrive by November 1st.

The president announced that Board meeting will be next week, Thursday Oct. 8th.  The next regular meeting will be held on November 5th, 2020.  The District Governor visit the club on this day.

Other business:

There was no further business to come before the club.

The meeting was adjourned by the president.

At your service

  • Doris Kaifa, Secretary
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